Posted on 21 November 2013
In preparation for the implementation of Workday Finance, the new financial information system being introduced as part of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiative, John Shipley, vice president of finance and treasurer, and Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources, have announced the following personnel changes, most of which will take effect on December 1:
- Theresa Ashman, associate vice president and controller, has been appointed as the Workday Finance lead. She will be responsible for managing and improving existing systems and processes in Workday and all interacting financial systems for the University of Miami. Ana Paneda, associate controller, will serve as interim controller.
- The Payroll Office will report into the Department of Human Resources. Alicia Lopez has been appointed director of payroll and will report directly to Violet Bloom, assistant vice president, Compensation and Recognition.
- The Accounts Payable Department will report into Procurement and Supply Chain. Elsa Liauwapau, director, Accounts Payable, will report to John Willi, who was recently appointed associate vice president, chief supply chain officer, to consolidate institutional purchasing. Willi begins his new role on January 6, 2014.
- The Office of Corporate Cards will be transferred to Treasury Operations. Sean Sadler has been appointed manager of corporate cards and will report to Hiram Sem, executive director, Treasury.
Posted on 25 October 2013
Mary Bartlett Bunge is the sixth UM faculty member to be elected to the Institute of Medicine.
Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, neurological surgery and neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, an extraordinary honor that reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service in health and medicine.
Bunge, who joined the UM faculty 24 years ago, has worked for nearly four decades on the Schwann cell, which she and her late husband, Richard Bunge, M.D., determined to be a key to helping repair damaged spinal cords. Her work with Schwann cells has led to numerous discoveries and is now central to The Miami Project’s phase one clinical trial to evaluate the safety of transplanting the Schwann cells of recently paralyzed patients into the site of their injury. This work will serve as a foundation for future cell replacement and regeneration trials at The Miami Project. Read the full story
Posted on 26 September 2013
Known as an exceptional teacher on the court, head coach Jim Larrañaga has been appointed a faculty member in UM’s School of Education and Human Development.
Head coach Jim Larrañaga, who guided the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team to the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament championships, will now be able to impart his wisdom to more students at the University of Miami.
Larrañaga is now a member of UM’s faculty. Appointed adjunct assistant professor of kinesiology and sport sciences, he will be a guest lecturer at different classes in UM’s School of Education and Human Development throughout the semester. Read the full story
Posted on 06 September 2013
Charles D. Eckman, who launched initiatives and programs that helped dramatically improve the research libraries at some of North America’s top universities, has been named the University of Miami’s new dean of libraries, a role in which he will provide leadership and management responsibilities for the institution’s vast holdings of books, journals, digital materials, and rare collections.
Eckman, who is currently dean of library services and university librarian at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, will assume his new role at UM on December 1. He replaces William D. Walker, who had held the post since 2003 before stepping down last May to rejoin the faculty. Read the full story
Posted on 30 August 2013
Judith Pennywell, a higher education professional with 20 years of experience in the fields of international education administration and student affairs, is the new assistant provost for international affairs at the University of Miami.
Working out of UM’s office of International Education and Exchange Programs, Pennywell is responsible for all aspects of campus internationalization, study abroad, international student and scholar services, exchange agreements, and global initiatives.
She was most recently senior international officer at Purdue University, Calumet, where she oversaw international recruitment and admissions, ESL, immigration, study abroad, cultural programming, and partnerships and agreements while supervising a team of 48.
Pennywell has extensive teaching experience in leadership and multicultural education courses. She earned a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. in Spanish and M.S.Ed. in college student personnel administration from Indiana University. Pennywell studied abroad in Spain and South Africa and participated in a Fulbright program in South Korea as well as a faculty fellowship in Qatar. In 2011 she was selected as a Presidential Fellow by the Association of International Education Administrators, and is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.